Valentine’s Day from a Single’s Diary…

It’s 10 p.m. now. And I am online. That does mean I wasn’t lucky today to find someone to spend the evening, to have that special moment shared with a special person. But right about now, just 2 more hours for the day to be over and everything be back to normal. Have ordered something for dinner sans alcohol, and yet another dinner like most Fridays would be on my own.  So why make a fuss about this day? Why would it hurt or make you feel bad to be alone on this day at all? Isn’t it way too commercial as of today that they charge you an arm and a leg wherever you go to celebrate this special day “meant for lovers” (or more so, people from opposite sex)? No doubt the Love Industry has a turnover of billions post-Valentine’s Day. Not only that, they cash in on the stupid frivolous so-called Valentine Week where each day is dedicated to all the possible mushy stuffs that you would possibly gift your partner on Feb 14th. (But I really hope you’ve an understanding partner who scoffs equally at these inane and old school methods of making her special)

But yes, Today you’re earning that much that you can afford to make that ex-kinda lady feel special (who possibly walked out of your life because you felt it is little too high on your budget to go for a Valentine Special Dinner out in a classy restaurant when you were a fresher in the Job Industry). But why spend on so very materialistic people? But well cuz you can afford to. And it’s the Time, Moment and Company that matters for you more now, I guess. But if only Money could buy feelings…sigh!

So, now it feels bad to have come out of office, a little early, to see most of them carrying bouquets in their hands – some to gift, some receiving the gifts. And if you’re working at UB City, the grandeur of the building decorated with flowers and its restaurants inviting you with neatly embellished tables with wine glasses, bouquets and heart-shaped balloons around is simply alluring! Having spent 3 years in the vicinity, especially when tomorrow is your last working day at current office, where after you won’t be a part of it but a guest, a visitor…you tend to get a mild heartache. But well, you don’t have a company. Your instant reactions go to the past years of this day where you had someone, more adorable (NOT the ex who also was my 1st love I mentioned above) to celebrate with on that particular day and would wish the same person was still with you, right here right now.

Nobody wants to be lonely. At least, I do not. But when you’re 28, most of your friends are busy with own lives/wives. The close and single ones are not in the same city anymore. Being in a city where you 1st arrived after your studies feels like some alien place, as if you are at some onsite location for work. You were alone on your birthday few days back, but well, you celebrated it with a bottle of wine and some pizza to pamper yourself to turn that loneliness into solitude. Yes, there were some online friends thankfully to wish you over video with their happy smiling faces and others who called you at the midnight hour.

Ugh! I made it sound all sombre. No way, there’s a flip side to all this too. You have social networks, namely, Facebook and Twitter, where in you pour your heart out with funny statuses and tweets. Also, connect to the world of other singles out there and their views and interactions. It’s sheer fun! Few of my statuses today unlike the deep satire on the Valentine Week specific days:

https://www.facebook.com/vishy.rana/posts/369942753034093

But here’s one I framed just out of bed, right on this Valentine morning:

There’s money in my wallet, & tonite will be thine,
There wud be flowers on the table n a bottle of wine,
But if u’ll be mine…my sun will shine…

So tell me love…would U be Vishy’s Valentine?

(https://www.facebook.com/vishy.rana/posts/369850606376641)

Although it has become an increasingly commercial day for love birds but well, if life gives you opportunity to celebrate why not make the most out of it. You won’t get all the shops all over the world be decorated like they were today on your anniversary after all. So, more days to celebrate, more special moments and more joy to life! May not be at some classy restaurant but yes, if you have the right ideas and items, then trust me you can have a blast within those four corners of your sweet home.

All said and done – I say Cheers today! For it’s way better to be in solitude than be in a relationship & still be alone!!! Next year, by this time as you all “suggest me”, would have tied the knot and become a man from bohemian. But who knows, who has seen the future. But if it turns out to be true then this day would always remain a past. Hence, made note of the day. 🙂

P.S. I leave you with this wonderful article Love in Three Photos (award winning love stories) and a lovely song that’s way too close to my heart: “Phir Le Aaya Dil” by Shafqat Amanat Ali:

 

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8 comments on “Valentine’s Day from a Single’s Diary…

  1. Yeah! Especially whern UB city is decked so beautiully, singles are forced to feel that way.
    The article is sombre as you mentioned. But it is better to be alone that be with the wrong person.

  2. Read this blog today …. n found u very romatic… loved ur proposing line. totally loved it.. hope u gonna hv a date n a true love this valentine’s.. and hey vishy Happy bday in advance !!!

  3. Beautifully written. This article is the story of every single – cursing the loneliness and finding positives of loneliness at the same time. So I have made out one thing after reading this article – Every single is pretty confused. The age of saying still holds good (with some modification) – “Relationship ka ladoo, jo khaye wo pachhtaye aur jo na khaye wo bhi pachhtaye” …

  4. “Hopeless Romantic” that you are…. I don’t understand human emotion…why one has to be so dependent on the other person for love… so needy all the time. Content is all right… m sure there were moments in your span of 29yrs to make you feel that way… Just branding of days I detest and the big deal people make about it…its all about making the best of the moment you have had…
    Take it like this while you enjoyed people sulked… and while they are having fun on a specific day you just relax…
    I knw there is money in ur wallet and evening of time to wine and dine but no one to share it with… While others indulge in emptying their pockets for someone… you save up and buy something awesome instead for urself.
    Acceptance.. thats intriguing… is a lover the only one to make you feel loved… look at the expanse of frnds and followers you have, your loving and supporting family,.. they all love you aint it… so why not have a valentine with your near and dear ones…. y be selfish and keep it all stowed away in ur closet for that someone special…

    In the great words of Sir Barney Stinson…
    “Here’s the mini-cherry on top of the regular cherry on top of the sundae of awesomeness that is my life.”

    Happy Valentines Day 🙂

  5. The celebration of Valentine’s Day is not limited to lovers but includes any and everyone loved by us, be it our parents, siblings, children, friends, relatives or dear ones.
    🙂 “happy valentines day sir” 🙂

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